Former UFC fighter Chael Sonnen is known for talking and building up his fights, which is why it’s interesting to hear him talk about upcoming title challenger Conor McGregor.
Sonnen was a guest on Jon Anik and Kenny Florian’s Podcast, where he talked about the Irishmen and said that he has never really believed in him.
“I’ve never truly been on the McGregor bandwagon. I love the entertainment value, but I don’t necessarily buy into the skill set.”
“Kenny Florian, after McGregor had one fight in the UFC — it was an undercard fight — he pulls me aside and says ‘hey did you see the McGregor guy? I’m telling you this guy can beat Aldo. This guy has angles. This guy throws punches from weird directions’. And Kenny had fought Aldo so it really meant a lot to me.”
“Now here we are (close) to fight time, and I’m still not seeing what Kenny is seeing. I don’t know fighting as much as Kenny or Dominick (Cruz) do, but I’m thinking ‘man, Aldo is going to run through this guy’. The only reason I’m interested in this fight is because of the conversation I had two years ago with Florian!”
“I just want to go on the record and say that I don’t think it’s a close fight, and I think Aldo runs through him. That’s not a knock on Conor, I just have that much respect for Aldo.”
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